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Kurtzer Family History

Kurtzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of Kurtz ‘short’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kurtz, Kutzer, Kratzer, Kretzer, Kritzer, Kuster, Kuter, Kuriger

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Where is the Kurtzer family from?

You can see how Kurtzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurtzer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kurtzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Kurtzer families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kurtzer's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Kurtzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kurtzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kurtzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kurtzer. 31% of Kurtzer men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Kurtzer women worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Miner
    16%
  • Barber
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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What Kurtzer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 761 census records available for the last name Kurtzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurtzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 236 immigration records available for the last name Kurtzer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 167 military records available for the last name Kurtzer. For the veterans among your Kurtzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurtzer lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Kurtzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Kurtzer in 1966 was 83, and 74 in 2004.

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